On Our Radar

In this section called "On Our Radar," Consumer Action shares thought-provoking and informative issues on a variety of topics. You can add your thoughts and comments.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The issues presented in "On Our Radar" and the comments of our guests do not necessarily state or reflect the views of Consumer Action.

 

Postings

Senator Elizabeth Warren calls on consumers to stand up for the CFPB
Hear a call with Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) reminding consumers of the progress that's been made by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and seeking grassroots support to keep the agency strong and independent.

A guide to personal injury lawsuits (and their benefits)
The Center for Justice & Democracy’s new study on personal injury (or “tort”) lawsuits shows how they benefit not only the consumers who win the suits, but the general public.

Recent changes in reverse mortgages impact older homeowners
Consumers have more choice in reverse mortgages, but these loans are generally more expensive and more complicated, finds a new study by the AARP Public Policy Institute.

Study sees "financial self-efficacy' as vital component of financial success
Financial self-efficacy is a psychological concept that can be an important predictor of successful performance in individual financial empowerment.

Reasons you can't get your credit report fixed
A noted national consumer law organization releases a report documenting the abysmal quality of the credit report dispute system provided for by law to protect consumers from errors in their credit reports.

Could regulations have prevented the economic crisis?
A new report by the Congressional Oversight Committee points to three areas of regulation that could have prevented the current economic crisis.

Foreclosures and voting rights
No Voter Left Behind, a Democrat supported group, is urging Americans in foreclosure to know their rights before Election Day.

Foreclosures take toll on city finances
The National League of Cities released a new "Insta-Poll" that showed two-thirds of cities and towns are seeing increased foreclosures and one-third are seeing reduced city finances as a result.

Legal Assistance for Families Facing Surge in Foreclosures
New Institute for Foreclosure Legal Assistance (IFLA) will provide support to groups giving legal representation to families facing foreclosure and financial ruin because of abusive subprime mortgages.

Mortgage Lending Crisis and its Impact on Hispanic Community
The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) issue report on mortgage lending crisis and its impact on Hispanic community. The report provides recommendations to policymakers and lending industry as well as tips for consumers.

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